In response to “Economic Solutions,” my first question is whether this is the writer’s true opinion or if it is an immature attempt to get a reader reaction. Wasn’t it last week that this “writer” had no pity for the homeless? Now he thinks it is a splendid idea to support the homeless through revenue from legalized prostitution. Yet another contradiction is found in this article. First he states that prostitutes “cheapen and degrade their lives,” then he later says, “I praise the men and women who live the life of prostitution.”
Chester Tadeja supports the stereotype that men are only after sex by saying that it is wonderful to have “thrilling sex” with “people you do not know and with people you may never see again.” Good luck on finding a woman who agrees with your values, Chester. Try that as an opening line next time. I’m sure you are not spoken for, with attitudes like that.
Maybe I am “old fashioned,” but I am not “ignorant, blind, unaware, and backwards.” I think you would be unemployed if you would change careers to be a hooker. Actually, you may be a better whore than a journalist.
Todd D. Blickenstaff
In the last issue of the Campus Times, I feel that a serious error was made. On page 4, there was a picture of what was identified as the ULV Jazz Ensemble, yet not all of the members were pictured or listed. My concern is not that this was done intentionally, but that it should be rectified. Although the ensemble has six members, and five were at the rehearsal, only three were pictured. The photographer neglected to include Yazmine Fleming, me and Mario Lopez (who was absent), even though he took several pictures. It would have been appropriate at least to cite our names.
In a time when it is difficult enough to be recognized as a female jazz musician, an error like this one truly disappoints me. It perpetuates the idea that jazz is for men and gives no support to the women who are equally as talented.
This error has also illustrated the lack of support for the Music Department in general. Since there is hardly any publicity for the department by the Campus Times, one example being the “Jazz in Retrospect” concert on Oct. 16, it makes it even more difficult for music students to receive support by their peers and the community.
In my experience, the field of journalism concerns obtaining factual information and presenting that to the public. In the future, I hope that acknowledgement for those groups and departments in the University that regularly go unnoticed will be treated as a serious assignment and judged fairly and accurately.
On behalf of the entire ULV Jazz Ensemble that includes me, Yazmine Fleming, Mario Lopez, Jarrett Brown, Alex Martinez, Raul Sandoval and taught by Gayle Serdan, please recognize this misinformation.
During the first two years that I have attended the University of La Verne, I looked forward to homecoming. Then the uninspired week went by and I realized that the events were always poorly planned. I was completely disappointed when it turned out to be a dud.
However, this year, homecoming lived up to its billing. I commend all of those who planned this year’s events.
Publicity let me know what was happening and where it was going to take place. I was able to plan ahead and go to some of the events
“L” Day actually happened. I was very glad that rain did not play havoc on the day. It was the first time I had visited the “L” and I felt a part of history. This is what homecoming week is all about.
Over the past couple of years, KULV has used Karaoke Night as one of its promotions. This year, the homecoming committee used it as a replacement for the less-than-enthusiastic homecoming dance. That was the best decision to improve the week overall. People flock to all-you-can-eat events, myself included, and this event should not be a one-year experiment but a homecoming tradition.
The Homecoming Queen coronation had all the suspense that it should have. There was no favorite going in. Nobody knew who was to be crowned 1994 Homecoming Queen. Congratulations Christina.
The week came to an end with the 35-20 victory over Redlands. What better way to give the standing room only homecoming crowd a positive ending to the week than a win over the conference rivals.
Homecoming finally lived up to what it should be; a week of fun and tradition. A big thank you to those who made it that way.